FakeClients.com/illustration is an easy-to-use, free tool for beginning illustrators to practice their illustration skills. Using the illustration brief generator you can generate prompts that you can work on as if they were real clients. Use these prompts to practice, fill up your portfolio or prepare for a job interview.
To generate your first prompt, simply click the "Generate Brief"-button. A randomly generated illustration brief will be generated for you. Because of the huge amount of potential combinations, no brief is the same. Click the button as much as you want until you get an illustration brief you would like to work on. Try to work on the fake client briefs just like you would when working on a real client's request and go through your whole illustration process to get as much practice and the best result.
Once you are finished with your illustration, you can add it to your portfolio, share it or try to get some feedback on the feedback platform of FakeClients. Go to FakeClients.com/feedback and post your illustration and the other FakeClients users will gladly offer you helpful feedback for you to improve your illustration. To improve your chances of getting feedback, be sure to give some feedback to other users and ask them what they think about your work. Don’t be afraid to post your work on FakeClients.com/feedback, it doesn’t matter if you’re an absolute beginner or a professional, the community on our feedback platform will be kind and provide you with the feedback you need. If you want to get some more exposure for your work and social media account, you can check the “allow sharing” checkbox on the feedback form. Your illustration will automatically be shared on the FakeClients Instagram account and your username will be tagged if you decide to fill that in as well. You can also share your illustrations on Instagram or other social media platforms using the hashtag ‘#fakeclients’.
Many people decide to use FakeClients’ generator as a drawing challenge. This is an excellent way to get yourself to practice illustration. Simply create a list of a number of briefs and decide on what timeframe you’d like to complete the challenge. These drawing challenges typically last for 10-30 days but some people even decide to do it for 100 days or more. When you use FakeClients, deciding the duration of the challenge is completely up to you. You can even decide to use it twice a day or a few times per week.
Besides the FakeClients generator, you can also use some of the longer, written illustration briefs. These briefs go more in-depth into the design requirements and are typically a bit more difficult to work on for beginning illustrators. To get access to these longer briefs, you simply need to sign up for FakeClients and upgrade to FakeClients Pro. Once you've upgraded your account, just go to FakeClients.com/briefs and pick one of the briefs to start working on your practice project. These longer briefs are an excellent way to get more illustration practice and your practice projects will look great on your portfolio. When you're done with your first brief, simply pick another one as, with over 190 written briefs, there are more than enough for you to pick from.